Monday, October 10, 2011

Program Coordinator at University of Oregon

University of Oregon,
Science Literacy Program Coordinator
Non-Tenure-Track Career Faculty Position

The University of Oregon (UO) College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a Program Coordinator for a new, interdisciplinary Science Literacy Program (SLP). This non-tenure track career faculty position at the rank of Instructor or Senior Instructor is currently part of an HHMI-funded Undergraduate Science Education program and is anticipated to continue indefinitely. The Coordinator will collaborate with four departments, Biology, Chemistry, Geological Sciences, and Physics, and will be a member of one of these departments. The SLP goals are improving science literacy course teaching, providing faculty development opportunities, and training students in teaching and communication. The Coordinator will administer the SLP, participate in curriculum and pedagogy development, participate in program assessment and results dissemination, and coordinate with other UO programs.

An M.S. or Ph.D. in biology, chemistry, geology, or physics and significant experience with modern, inquiry-based teaching methods are required. FTE may range from 0.5 to 1.0 depending on departmental needs and the professional interests of the successful candidate. Applicants must apply online at Academic Jobs Online ( and should upload an application letter, a current curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications, and a statement of experience and professional interests in science pedagogy and program administration. Applicants should arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation uploaded at the same site. Further questions concerning this search should be sent to SLPsearch@ Review of applications will begin November 15, 2011, and applications will be considered until the position is filled. The successful candidate will support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.

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